Category: Family Vacation

May 18, 2013

Moving Across The Country

We’re almost half way to our new home! If you’d like to see more pics of our trip across the country you can find me on Instagram @thespearmintblogs.  We should make it to Route 66 by the end of today. I am soooo excited!! I’ve never traveled on it, have you?

February 16, 2013

What to Bring for a Long Flight with Toddler

what to take for a long flight by vivat veritas 570


This week my husband and I took our first from Japan to his hometown, NY – 12 hour flight with our two-year old daughter. It was really a nerve racking event since our first flight with our daughter didn’t go all that well. I wrote more about it here, if you are interested, check it out 🙂

Here is a list of things we packed for our flight and thought was helpful:

1. Two extra set of clothes. I didn’t think I would need two sets, but I ended up needing them both. My daughter threw up twice during the flight while watching TV, so I was glad I packed this.

2. New toys and snacks to occupy the child. It’s better to be over prepared than under prepared.

3. Eye mask. This was surprisingly helpful. I didn’t realize how bright it was on the plane while they are serving meals. My daughter was asleep when the light was on, and it was helpful to have something to cover her eyes. She resisted wearing the mask at first, but eventually she got used to it. Also having her favorite stuffed animal had helped her relaxed.

4. Extra diapers and wipes. Same as #1, you never know what will happen. Kids have amazing timing. She has a very regular schedule…except for this day My daughter pooped twice on the plane, so having spare diapers in hand was so helpful. I packed 10 diapers and 1 pack of diaper wipes.

5. Gummy candies to for ear discomfort during take off/landing. I gave them to her in the beginning and end of the flight and she did not cry at all during those times.

Chie  {find me elsewhere: blogshopfacebooketsytwitterpinterest}


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August 17, 2011

Share Your Family Vacation

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I LIVE for vacations. Travel is my FAVORITE “hobby!” Before we had children, my husband and I enjoyed destinations like Kauai, Iceland, Napa Valley, & camping trips through Yellowstone/Joshua Tree/Yosemite etc!

Our travel schedule has definitely slowed down now that we have 2 little ones! We are currently planning our 1st family vacation & I cannot wait. It is definitely a predictable family destination but I thought it would be a good place to start! (only a 3 hr flight & no need for rental car/carseats!)

How often do you travel now that you have kids? Do you stick to child friendly places like theme parks and beach boardwalks or have you been a bit more adventurous and packed up the entire family for a European vacation?

Either way, I would love to hear about your favorite family vacation. Where was your destination? Hotel/Motel/campsite/rental home? What children’s gear did you bring along? What did you learn from long drives/airplane rides with kids. How old were they at the time? Details that we would not think of are a bonus!

If interested in sharing your family vacation, please email Shari @ SUBJECT: Family Vacation

I am looking for personal stories- an actual glimpse into your vacation, so personal photos would be great to accompany your vacation story. Be sure to share links to your blog/s, ETSY, website, etc!

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